Based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, the classic musical Oliver! is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Following on from last year’s hugely successful production of West Side Story, this production of Oliver! once again features talented young local people alongside a professional choreographer, musical director and musicians, and directed by our very own Chief Executive, Paul Kerryson.